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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-15-2014, 12:09 AM Thread Starter
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MedRed's ADA 75P

After being lured away by the mistress of saltwater reefs, I've decided to become a polygamist and bring my estranged FW wife back into the relationship. Even though I still have a lot of tanks and equipment, I plan on going mostly new (and new to me) equipment for this tank.

Here's m proposed list of equipment:
Tank: ADA 75P
Stand: ADA Wood Cabinet Gun Metallic Silver
Overflow: Mame
Sump: Proflex Model 1
Heater: Cobalt Neotherm
Reactor: Atomic Atomizer
Regulator: ???
Pump: Eheim 1250 or 1260
Light: Giesemann Infiniti 150w MH + 4x 24" T5
Automatic Top Off: Tunze Nano
Doser: Bubble Magus BM-T01
PH Controller: Reef Keeper lite
Flow?: Vortech MP10

I already have the tank, the light fixture, and the Mame has been ordered. I am going to have to wait a month before the stand comes in. I have an idea for the aquascape, but not sure how I want to execute it.



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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-15-2014, 01:31 AM
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If you're looking for a decent regulator, based on my use of two, I'd recommend Green Leaf Aquarium regulators.





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Thanks for the recommendation DGarone. I never had issues with Milwaukee regulators back in the day. It seems like the community has moved on to dual stage regulators. I'll do a little more research before I settle on something. Since I will be using a controller, I'm not too worried about any extra capabilities a regulator might come with.


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Look forward to it... That's a wholeee bunch of light though! Plan on using it all or just partial?

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All of it. One of my old tanks was under 250w of MH and I never had algae issues at all.



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This is going to be a very cool build. Good choice on going with a genuine ADA stand, they are pricey but the finish is amazing.

Where did you order the Mame at?
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All of it. One of my old tanks was under 250w of MH and I never had algae issues at all.

How many hours do you leave your light on per day?
beautiful tank btw
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How many hours do you leave your light on per day?
beautiful tank btw
Thank you, Big O. I had to break that tank down when I moved to LA. I ran the halide for 6 hours a day. For the new tank. I plan on 2 T5's for an hour, then the next set for an hour, then halide for 6 hours, then 2 T5's off after an hour, then the last bank off. That will be a total of 10 hours of varying intensity.

I'll adjust the lighting if need be.


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Acquired the next piece of the puzzle.



I'm going to see if I can have Royal Exclusiv make me a custom sump
I want a wet dry version of one of these bad boys.




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Med, I'd like to get up with you about a regulator but your private message box is full.

The setup looks very promising. Definitely a system I'll be keeping an eye on.
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Med, I'd like to get up with you about a regulator but your private message box is full.

The setup looks very promising. Definitely a system I'll be keeping an eye on.
Just made some space!


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It would be cool if you got a Elos REA. It is a glass CO2 reactor. Would be nice with the mame.
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Did you order the MAME straight from JP? When I was looking for one couldn't find it anywhere in the US.
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It would be cool if you got a Elos REA. It is a glass CO2 reactor. Would be nice with the mame.
At first glance it looks like a nice piece. It doesn't look very efficient though. I'll have to do some research. Thanks for the suggestion!

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Did you order the MAME straight from JP? When I was looking for one couldn't find it anywhere in the US.
I ordered it here: http://saltwater-conversion.com/coll...esign-overflow

The store owner, Neill is a nice guy and very responsive. I think shipping took 5 days to LA.


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Did a little research on the Elos REA. It seems like it requires a separate pump. I also don't want anything extra in the tank. It's pretty because it's glass, but there are probably other reactors that are equally or more effective than this and don't require extra space or equipment in the tank.


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